Carthage College

983 reviews
  1. Kenosha, WI
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
Carthage College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Address
2001 Alford Park Dr
Kenosha, WI 53140

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Range
980-1180
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$27,385/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,798/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,699/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,685/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,444/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,049/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.50 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.49 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.49 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,599Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Fairly Focused
    48%
  • Hard working
    33%
  • Focused, with a variety of extracurriculars
    10%
  • Lazy and Arrogant
    5%
  • Spoiled/Sheltered in highschool
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.67 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.75 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Small
    38%
  • Camp Carthage
    25%
  • Close-knit
    25%
  • Small but open in its engagement with communities
    13%

After Carthage College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses

Reviews

983 reviews
  • Excellent
    112
  • Very Good
    354
  • Average
    377
  • Poor
    84
  • Terrible
    56
I like the different activities that are available to everyone anytime.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
Carthage College is overall a perfect fit for me. It is not too far from my home in Kenosha, but far enough away from home. Even though I am only 7 minutes away from campus it feels like I am out of state because there is so much to do here. The people on campus are close and all of the students know almost everyone which is a positive factor. The classes and professors are interesting and you always feel like you have learned something new every time you walk outside the class. Carthage is the best school choice for me and to make my dreams of staying possible, I would need some financial help.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
carthage is a nice place to be. it isn't a wonderland, ya know? being so small it is not super easy to find a good place to be alone, but when somebody needs it, he can find it. the nature is wonderful, the people are quite nice, in general, but once you "find your niche" as they say, it's bomb. i'd say everybody at least once complained about the system, the excessive cost, the social life, etc... i argue that if one is not satisfied, one should continue the search. i dropped because of stress and depression, not to mention that by the end of four years i'd be about 50k in debt (i'd say this contributed to the anxiety). the food is maybe a bit too much for its real value. also, dorms are not great condition, but there are little or no STD, roach, rats, etc. to fear. the housing really is fine, but you have to make it your home.. i mean, come on. at carthage i had great experiences, and i still visit friends. had some awful experiences, but reflecting on my whole life, i'd say it was a nice time to have. i would dare say some are worse, but to be honest, i feel as though the experience there could sum up experience in general. at times, the cold was oppresssive, at times, the sun wouldn't allow you to be sad, friends come, friends go, some things are too expensive, some are worth, something is missing, and just like there is a place to begin, there is a place to leave- i left a year ago and still feel nostalgia - i'm here, aren't i?? i learned a lot at carthage but very little was ever from classes. don't get me wrong, i love learning and i like the professors, but what was most important to me was making it so the time was worth it; knowing that i could only enjoy the time if i tried to make it enjoyable. so, thanks, carthage, for teaching me how to make myself happy.
  • College Junior
  • 3 months ago